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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-20-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,420
Posted By james36
I just did a very similar install, 250 sqft of...

I just did a very similar install, 250 sqft of 19" porcelain; here are the layers I used:

19" procelain tile
Kerabond
Ditra
kerabond
keralastic/kerabond
nuheat
keralastic/kerabond
1/2"...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-05-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
How long after grouting do I need to wait before...

How long after grouting do I need to wait before I scrub the grout with a 50/50 vinegar/water solution?

Also, should I simply rinse this with water, or with ammonia & water?

Thanks!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-03-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Splotchy Grout

Tha saga continues...

We grouted this morning - 250 sq ft. We used Mapei sanded grout (Gray). After 8 hours, I notice that the grout is very splotchy, most of the grout is dark gray, but some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-29-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By james36
How about a vent fan that has a heater built in?...

How about a vent fan that has a heater built in? I love those things...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Thanks Jerry - that make me feel better. I am...

Thanks Jerry - that make me feel better. I am going to allow it to air dry for a week before grouting - just to be on the safe side (And I feel like procrastinating...) Glad it didn't cause damage to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-26-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Help - water leaked on tile

I came home from work to find that the skylight above the floor had leaked - approximately 1/4 - 1/2 gallon of water poured onto the floor. :mad:

The tiles were set in thinset 2 weeks ago, I was...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-25-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,212
Posted By james36
I have no idea if they will work on a slab, but I...

I have no idea if they will work on a slab, but I can help with consumption:

A NuHeat mat that is 60" x 48" draws 240 Watts. Juice around here costs 13.6 cents per kkwh - thus your total cost per...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By james36
Brian, Thank you for the polite and respectful...

Brian, Thank you for the polite and respectful response - I appreciate you patience. It is people like you and responses like yours that make this board such a pleasant and helpful place!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-11-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By james36
Actually, I have 3 projects going on: 1. A...

Actually, I have 3 projects going on:
1. A 1"x1" glass mosaic kitchen backsplash
2. A .5" x .5" slate mosaic bathroom project including glass accent pieces
3. A 19" x 19" porcelain flooring...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By james36
basic ? - OK to install freshly cut tiles?

Quick question, when cutting tile, is it adequate to simply to towel dry the tile and then proceed with tiling? Or do I need to allow them to fully dry first. I plan on back-buttering...

Also,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-10-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,666
Posted By james36
I've been researching the same issue and I have...

I've been researching the same issue and I have found that thinset is the wrong thing to use here - it is simply not designed to be built up much beyond 1/4" - apparently there are shrinkage and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-09-2007, 05:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Thanks Mike. I also want to add that the...

Thanks Mike.

I also want to add that the tiles have a smooth back and are all very flat.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Looking for opinions - lumpy ditra

OK, Not too lumpy, but there are several smal humps under my ditra, probably caused by too much thinset under the ditra or the Nuheat system underneath. I measured them and they are all 1/8" or less....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-08-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
I would really like to stick to Schluter's...

I would really like to stick to Schluter's guidelines and use unmodified thinset.

If I am installing 19" porcelain over Ditra, and I burn the back of every tile, will I be OK with a 1/4x3/8...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Hey Rob, I'm not sure I understand your...

Hey Rob,

I'm not sure I understand your question - are you asking what type of thinset I'm using for under the tile? If so, I am using Kerabond.

The whole stack is:

Tile
Kerabond
Ditra...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-06-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
OK, I just finished installing the Ditra, that...

OK, I just finished installing the Ditra, that was pretty easy!

I do have a high spot in the Ditra above the NuHeat power leads, probably 1/8" high. Should I use a razor and carve away part of the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-05-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,246
Posted By james36
Trowel sizes & thinset coverage?

Does a chart exist that covers all trowel sizes and their coverages?

I am looking to compare the following trowel sizes to determine which trowel applies more thinset?

1/4 x 3/16 V-notch vs....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Wow - I feel like I just got hit by a truck - you...

Wow - I feel like I just got hit by a truck - you guys are right; spreading thinset above and below nuheat is hard work! I just finished 250 sq ft of floor.

I skimmed the top of the mat with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By james36
Alright - next question: Nuheat mats have...

Alright - next question:

Nuheat mats have power leads that are covered in a braided steel sheathing - the overall size of the wires are very thin. What is the appropriate connector to use when...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
The only difference between the method I am...

The only difference between the method I am considering and yours is that my heat mat is sandwiched between 2 layers of thinset & yours is poured in SLC? As a newbie, thinset sure seems like an...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Am I missing something? is there a better way to...

Am I missing something? is there a better way to do this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Thanks Mike - here are my proposed layers (top...

Thanks Mike - here are my proposed layers (top down)

Porcelain Tile
Unmodified
Ditra
Unmodified
Modified (Skimcoat on top of Nuheat)
NuHeat
Modified
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-04-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,437
Posted By james36
Modified adherence to unmodified

I am installing Nuheat and then Ditra and then Tile - I will be using modified to install the NuHeat to the plywwood subfloor and then I will skimcoat the NuHeat with another layer of modified -...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By james36
Thank you all - I will simply tape off the white...

Thank you all - I will simply tape off the white wire with red electrical tape
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-03-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By james36
So there is no code that states a 220 circuit...

So there is no code that states a 220 circuit must be a 3 wire?
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